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Browns Bar & Brasserie - Manchester

1 York Street, Manchester M2 2AW, England
+44 161 819 1055
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
1 York Street, Manchester M2 2AW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. What a building! This is a very impressive bar . We stumbled across this bar while walking of our food from a great meal . This place has definite wow factor! The bar men were top draw making great cocktails and the service was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PaulA821
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited her recently for a couple of drinks before a meal. The décor of the bar is really nice, it has a great atmosphere and the staff of good, it was a bit on the pricey side though.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank swarbrick77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i was in this restaurant with my married and daughter ..and the food was frozen .. the toilets was dirty and there wasn't toilets roll.I was talking with the manager and she was so rude.I'm disappointed be honest.I don't recommend this restaurantMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jaime1992
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns Bar & Brasserie - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jaime1992, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience.. We regret that you had a negative experience with us, but would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention. If you would like to speak to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love going to Browns and always call in when we’re in Manchester. The food, cocktails and atmosphere were all fantastic. Staff were very attentive and polite. 5 stars as always !

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JayneM005
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns Bar & Brasserie - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jaynem005, thank you so much for your positive comments about Browns Manchester! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the food was just ok, nothing great but at the same time not awful, the dour, surroundings with its inhospitable lighting really let the place down. Festive joy was absent in every way; little in the way of decoration, no mood lighting, no colour,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Superb54
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns Bar & Brasserie - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Superb54, we appreciate your honest feedback, as we are always looking for ways to improve. We would like the opportunity to address your concerns. Please reach out to us directly at 0161 819 1055 when you have a chance. Thank you, and we look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Browns and visit every time we are in Manchester, mainly for drinks, but occasionally we eat here. We visited on Saturday 1st December for lunch with our son and his girlfriend. Absolutely fantastic service from Steph, a warm friendly waitress whom is a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mrsratters
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns Bar & Brasserie - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mrsratters, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Browns Manchester!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Brown’s for a New Years Eve meal and the whole experience was perfect from start to finish. On arrival the doormen made us feel welcome involving us in a little debate they were having and wishing us a pleasant...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vicandjames2018
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns Bar & Brasserie - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Vicandjames2018, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited for Christmas dinner, this was a mistake. The Venison we were served for our main was an inedible chewy mess and my girlfriends soup was cold, which is unacceptable. The rest of the food was average at best, just average...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank MrJoeH
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns Bar & Brasserie - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback however I am upset to read that you were unhappy with your meal on Christmas Day. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food however...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place for a drink, like the decor and atmosphere, the space. Unfortunately the food isn’t great, very disappointed and wouldn’t ever go back for food.More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank anniemags2017
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns Bar & Brasserie - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear that you were not happy with our food when you dined with us last. We pride ourselves on our food quality, however, it sounds as though we let you down and I can only apologise. I do hope this doesn't put...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cocktails, the staff, the food... what can I say it was all fabulous. Well worth a visit! We went in for dinner before a show, it was busy, lively atmosphere, nothing seemed too much trouble.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chelsea W
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns Bar & Brasserie - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Chelsea for taking the time to leave us such a brilliant review! We hope you enjoyed the show! Regards, Sara Bennett General Manager

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dottled
3 November 2018|
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Response from Jon C | Reviewed this property |
In restaurant for sure (there is also a bar area that small children may not be allowed)
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LynneW1024
4 November 2017|
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Response from Andy L | Reviewed this property |
I would describe it as smart casual but dress up or down slightly to your own preference to got in with other things you are doing
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murphy4u60
6 October 2017|
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Response from Jullien W | Reviewed this property |
Reasonable selection of lagers no cask bitter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 York Street, Manchester M2 2AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 819 1055
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Description
Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings, Browns Bar and Brasserie Manchester champions an informal yet refined concept. Renowned for indulgent twists on classic comfort food recipes, Browns has offered trademark favourites since 1973, as well as choices from the specials board or the market fresh fish of the day. Showcasing striking design features and historic or listed buildings, Browns restaurants are a refined yet relaxed dining spot, at any time of the day. Designed by Charles Heathcote in 1902, it's a lovely example of Edwardian baroque architecture with some beautiful art nouveau detailing, particularly in the wrought iron work. We're right at the heart of this friendly and welcoming city centre - just 5 minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens.
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